Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.
Help is needed for a variety of tasks. Information about the various jobs can be found on the Walk-In Supper page of our website. In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry.
If you can help, please sign up to volunteer online by clicking the Volunteer button below, or call Linda McShane at 201-967-7349.
St. Martin’s Kitchen
All who wish to participate are invited to join us on Saturday, August 8. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.
Our Annual Back-to-School Drive runs through August 8/9. There is a display set up in the gathering space of the church.
Please stop by and take a tag or two to donate items for this collection. You may also donate money or gift certificates to help families get clothes and shoes for their children.
Your donations will help families at Sacred Heart Parish in Jersey City. Many families depend on your generosity each year to help them get their children back to school with the supplies they need for a successful school year.
Please return items to the display area by Sunday, August 9th.
Thank you for your help!
Family Shelter Ministry:
Upcoming Hosting Week
Family Shelter Ministry-A Story of Love and Success
As we prepare to host families from Family Promise of Bergen County during the week of August 16-23, 2015, the love and support of St. Peter’s and our support congregations, St. Joe’s, First Congregational Church and Temple Avodat Shalom, attest to the success of helping working families and their children through a most difficult time. Our first hosting week was July 2011 and since that time, St. Peter’s has been “home” to 25 families (a couple of families stayed with us twice) and our guests included:
♥ 29 parents
♥ 55 children
All of “our families” have been transitioned to their own apartments and continue to thrive successfully with the help of Family Promise. This would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers who set up “home” for the week, cooked & served luscious healthy meals, played games, taught crafts and played basketball in the gym with the children. Most importantly, our volunteers provided a loving, welcoming and safe environment for the families.
For more information on the Family Shelter Ministry at St. Peter’s and to view a Bergen Family Promise video on the positive impact volunteers are having on the lives of many families, please visit the Family Shelter Ministry page on our website.
Sharing God’s Blessings
Thousands of people in the four counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark are assisted each year through various programs and ministries funded by the Appeal, including Parishes, Catholic Education, Seminarian Education & Formation, Priest Retirement and Health Care Costs, Catholic Charities, Campus Ministry and Youth Ministry.
Our parish also benefits by receiving a rebate from the appeal if it exceeds its goal.
See firsthand the impact that YOUR gift makes and submit your pledge online!
Join St. Peter’s on an
Exciting Trip to Germany
Travel with us on a Globus Tour to Bavaria including Munich, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Black Forest, and Oberammergau.
Full buffet breakfast daily, 1 special lunch, and 4 three course dinners with wine.
Per person price based on double occupancy $2049. Air price not available at this time.
If booked by Sept 10, 2015 there is a 10% discount so book early!
All first class hotels, deluxe motor coach transportation, and tour guide.
Travel insurance available.
Contact Bob Setzer 201-712-9272 or email@example.com for literature and more information.
A Prayer for the Family
Music by Vincent McHale
Arranged by Jim Gregory
Performed by St. Peter’s Adult & Children’s Choirs
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Outside St. Peter’s